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February 2016 Open Meeting Summary 02052016


Tribal Open Meeting Summary 2/5/2016 held at the Tribal Office in Aynor, SC

  1. CM’s Homer, Susan, Robert, Mark, Dalton, and CoC John present. 2nd Chief Cheryl served as proxy for CM Rick.

  2. January minutes read

  3. Mark motioned to accept; Homer seconded

  4. Robert-yes, Mark-yes, Rick-absent, Homer-yes, Dalton-yes, John-yes, Susan (2nd Chief Cheryl)-yes

  5. Financial Report

  6. General Fund: $9957.22

  7. Building Fund: $3436.17

  8. Susan motioned; Robert seconded to transfer $300 from building fund to general fund because money was deposited into wrong account

  9. Robert-yes, Mark-yes, Rick (2nd Chief Cheryl)-yes, Homer-yes, Dalton-yes, John-yes, Susan-yes

  10. Online Votes

  11. 12/15 Have Chief Hatcher & Hilda file charges with magistrate against Mr. James

  12. Homer-yes, Susan-yes, [Rick-yes], John-yes

  13. 12/15 Buy toner for the copier

  14. Homer-yes, Susan-yes, [Rick-yes], John-yes

  15. 1/20 Rent bobcat

  16. Susan-yes, Dalton-yes, [Rick yes], Mark-yes, Homer-yes, Robert-yes

  17. 1/20 Purchase Hydrostop roof coating

  18. Susan-yes, Mark-yes. Dalton-yes, Homer-yes, John-yes, [Rick- yes], Robert-yes

  19. Old Business

  20. Cemetery Encroachment

  21. Letter sent to Mr. James; no response

  22. Contacted 2 lawyers

  23. John: concern is if we give him this spot now, he’ll add more later

  24. Glenn T suggested contacting Southern Poverty Law Center; 2nd Chief Cheryl to look into

  25. 2nd Chief Cheryl suggested also contacting SC Legal Services

  26. John: tell him we’re entitled to 2 acres; if not the current spot, where?

  27. Mediation (though he would have to agree to it)

  28. Mark: if we take him to court and win, is he liable for the value of the trees he took out?

  29. Answer: yes, triple

  30. Chief Hatcher: let 2nd Chief Cheryl contact Mr. Beverly

  31. Elder Doug: use gofundme to raise money for lawyer

  32. New Business

  33. Committee Reports

  34. Arts & Crafts: Susan & 2nd Chief Phil

  35. Put 4 display cases up at Native American Studies in Rock Hill

  36. Artists who want to display items there, let Susan/ Phil know

  37. Can swap items in and out for 1-2 years

  38. Get tables & building ready on the grounds to teach crafts

  39. Elder Doug: have grapevine at home for those who use it

  40. 2nd Chief Phil (phone): artists need to prepare descriptor cards for their items & help set up

  41. 3/23 grand opening

  42. Don’t use illegal parts on your art

  43. funded by SC government & USC

  44. First tribe to put certified SC art in display

  45. Grants: Michelle

  46. SCAC grant due 3/15; artists who want to change or update their biography, please email Michelle

  47. Chief Hatcher” going to write the Accommodation Tax grant; worth $20,000

  48. Pauwau: Dalton

  49. Nearly all demonstrator positions filled

  50. Billboards ready other than date change

  51. Need to decide theme for program book

  52. Meeting with Mayor to discuss park

  53. Constitution: Dalton

  54. Articles 5-11 done

  55. Ready for a complete read-through before giving it to Council

  56. Next meeting 3/3/2016 @ 6:30 @ tribal office

  57. John: would be nice to have an elder or associate member come to the meeting

  58. Buildings & Groun